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Mathieu Bastareaud: returns to the Toulon side for the visit to Edinburgh  after serving a five-week suspension. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

CASTRES OLYMPIQUE v EXETER CHIEFS, Stade Pierre Fabre (1.0, Irish time, live on BT Sport) Injuries to Sam Skinner, Dave Dennis and Dave Ewers mean th(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan: he  started the matches against the Cheetahs and Warriors at outhalf, before being replaced by Joey Carbery just after half-time in Glasgow. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cardiff Blues v Munster, Arms Park (7.35pm, live on Eir sport, TG4) Three defeats in as many matches by a combined total of five points illustrates th(...)

Caelan Doris will start for Leinster on Friday night. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Even with many of the frontline international players in a staggered comeback and still a few weeks away from playing, head coach Leo Cullen has manag(...)

The presence of Iain Henderson in the backrow, returning from international duty, is a huge plus for Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Cardiff Blues v Ulster, Arms Park (5.15, live on Sky Sports) Stuart McCloskey’s recovery from a foot injury that has kept him sidelined since Septe(...)

Jonathan Sexton: kicked the match-winning penalty for Leinster. Photograph: Inpho/Camerasport

You get the feeling Leinster are warming to the task of making up for last season’s poor performance in the Champions Cup last season and if they can(...)

Leinster’s Jamison Gibson-Park in action against  Ospreys: he starts at scrumhalf for  Cardiff game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cardiff v Leinster, Cardiff Arms Park, 7.35pm. TG4. Leinster’s remarkable supremacy over their capital city rivals from Wales can rarely have looked(...)

Outhalf Paddy Jackson will captain Ulster against the Scarlets. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Press Eye

Ulster v Scarlets, Kingspan Stadium, Sunday, 3pm (BBC) Stuart Olding continues to display his versatility by once again lining out at fullback in (...)

 Nathan White: back in the Connacht line-up for the visit to Scarlets. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Sunday’s match in west Wales has huge ramifications for this season’s Guinness Pro12. The Scarlets, who trail their visitors by five points, know t(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo is stopped in his tracks by John Barclay and Rory Pitman of the Scarlets. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 17 Scarlets 6Munster have climbed to third in the overnight standings as they ground down the Scarlets at Thomond Park.Andrew Smith’s first ha(...)

Ulster’s  Nick Williams returns to the backrow.

Injuries are rarely opportune but Ulster’s Stuart Olding will be especially miffed to miss out after suffering a concussion in last week’s victory. An(...)